Saturday, January 25, 2014

Spicy Chicken Corn Chowder

This recipe serves 4 adults.

Shopping List
1 pound of boneless, skinless chicken breasts, uncooked (if you're using frozen, it might need to cook a little longer)
1 (10 oz) can of Rotel tomatoes, do not drain
1 (4 oz) can of chopped green chiles, do not drain
1 (14 oz) can of creamed corn
1 (10 oz) can of cream of chicken soup
1 cup of chicken stock or water
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 cups frozen corn kernels
Shredded cheese and/or chopped green onions to garnish

In your slow cooker, layer the first 7 ingredients.

Cover and cook on low 6 to 8 hours or on high 3 to 4 hours.  About 30 minutes before you're ready to eat, remove the lid and shred the chicken up right inside your slow cooker using two forks.  Stir in your frozen corn, return the lid and continue to cook another 20 or 30 minutes on the low setting.

Ladle your soup into bowls and garnish with a little cheese and/or green onions.  Sour cream or tortilla chips would be delicious in this soup too!

Enjoy your warm and cozy soup tonight!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Apple Dumpling's

1 1/2 Cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 C butter
2 1/4 C flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
2/3 C shortening
1/2 C milk
6-8 small granny smith apples peeled and cored
1/3 C sugar

For the syrup: in a saucepan combine 1 1/2 C sugar, 1/4 t cinnamon and 1/4 t nutmeg and 2 C water. Bring to boiling, reduce heat. Cook 5 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in butter. Set aside.

Combine flour, baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cut in shortening till mixture resembles crumbs. Add milk all at once. Stir just till moistened and form dough into ball. On a floured surface roll out dough till about 1/8th inch thin, cut into sections just big enough to wrap around a whole apple. Place half of the apple on the dough, sprinkle generously with a mixture of sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and dot with butter, add other half of apple and cover with dough. Put into a large baking dish. After all the apples are done (6-8 depending on size of apples, and how thick the dough is) Pour syrup over dumplings. Bake at 375F for 45 minutes. Best if syrup is taken from bottom of pan 2 or 3 times during baking and poured over top of dumplings. I love mine warm with cold milk poured over top, dinner or breakfast. Dessert is good too.